1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC: Turbo Power

Before the 1980s turbo wars came the 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC, the first production turbocharged motorcycle of them all.

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The TC’s performance capability far exceeded the limitations of the stock Z1-R chassis on anything but a billiard-table-smooth drag strip.
Photo By Corey Levenson